and is expected to take affect next year. >>> they are taking stage in denver and mitt romney and president barack obama hold their first debate. allison burns joins us live on whether president barack obama will speak first, allison? >> reporter: there will be no answers, no cheering allowed for a crowd and they asked them to get to the first question and get the last word. they are taking intense preparations and president barack obama visited hoover dam. even though it is a good way to boost his falling poll numbers they say in the end debates are more about entertainment and few ever made a big difference. >> most of us have already made up our own minds and they are not defining in any particular way. >> here is a look, michelle obama add minute she is very nervous. >> i am like one of those kids watching their kids on the balance beam, you are standing there trying not to have any expression at all. >> ahead of the debates, republicans are trying to review president barack obama's ties to germ my wright. i will have more on that in my next update, allison burns, ktvu channel 2 morning news.